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Offbeat Elizabeth Warren tours immigration center: 'It's a disturbing picture'

04:15  25 june  2018
04:15  25 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared her experience touring an immigration center on Sunday, saying it was a " disturbing picture ." "There are mothers with their babies, with small children. Family units are together if it ' s a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the rest

Elizabeth Warren Describes ' Disturbing Picture ' After Visiting Immigration Facility in Texas. Elizabeth Warren paid a visit Sunday to an immigration facility in McAllen, Texas amid the Family units are together if it ’ s a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the

a close up of Elizabeth Warren in glasses looking at the camera © Provided by The Hill Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared her experience touring an immigration center on Sunday, saying it was a "disturbing picture."

"It's a disturbing picture. There are children by themselves. I saw a six-month-old baby, little girls, little boys," Warren told reporters.

"There are mothers with their babies, with small children. Family units are together if it's a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the rest of their families and held separately. Or little boys," she continued. "They're all lying on concrete floors in cages. There's just no other way to describe it."

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Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared her experience touring an immigration center on Sunday, saying it was a " disturbing picture ." "There are mothers with their babies, with small children. Family units are together if it ' s a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the rest

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) describes what she saw after touring an immigration facility in McAllen. - -- Channels "News American" always share the latest updated American news of the day, and the most relevant American events about the.

Warren is one of the latest Democratic lawmakers to visit an immigration detention center.

Several Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and members of the media, toured a detention facility in McAllen earlier this week.

Warren's comments come as the administration faces backlash for its handling of migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Critics slammed the administration earlier this week for its zero-tolerance policy of arresting migrant adults who illegally crossed the border, resulting in the separation of families.

Trump caved in the face of the pressure last week and signed an executive order putting an end to the administration's practice of separating migrant families at the border, which resulted in some 2,000 children being separated from their parents.

Congressman denied entry to California child detention facility .
California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham knocked on the door of a small child detention facility in the suburbs of San Francisco on Monday, but left disappointed. Demonstrators attend a march and rally on June 30 outside the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Los Angeles, California against the separation of immigrant families.

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